Early 19th Century Country French Buffet

2107-1484 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

47H x 74.5W x 20D

Location: Baton Rouge


Early 19th Century Country French Buffet is a study in Old World craftsmanship, where traditional methods and tools were taught to successive generations for centuries!  Utilizing old-growth indigenous oak, the artisans who fashioned this beauty used double-pegged mortise & tenon joinery, then set to work adorning the facade.  A type of stylized fluting appears on the cornerposts and pilasters between the doors, with horizontal fluting above and below the drawer tier.  Floral rosettes adorn the feet in an interesting departure from the typical escargots, and the same rosette is repeated three times on the undulating form of the full-width apron.  the three drawers feature dash and bead trim with bell flowers, all cut right into the drawer face for a splendid bas relief effect, punctuated by brass knobs and a key guard.  Matching key guards appear on the three cabinet doors below, each carved with ribbon and wildflowers in bas relief set upon raised and molded panels.  Doors and drawers open to reveal cavernous storage, which when combined with the surface makes this piece as functional as it is beautiful to behold!
Circa 1820s
Measures 47H x 74.5W x 20D